The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has launched NPMAWorkforce.org, designed to provide pest control companies the resources they need in their search for skilled, qualified job candidates.
According to a news release from the Fairfax, Va.-based association, 50 percent of the existing workforce is set to retire in the next decade. This creates a huge demand for skilled workers in trade professions, including pest control. As an essential piece of NPMA’s Workforce Development program, this new website serves as the central hub for pest control companies seeking guidance on recruiting, hiring, training and retaining top talent. The program also features a consumer-facing website, PestControlJobs.com, which includes industry information, suggested career paths, job descriptions and earning potential for a variety of roles, real-life success stories from pest management professionals (PMPs) who have made promising careers for themselves, a portal for potential candidates, and more.
“The pest control industry is experiencing a period of incredible growth, and there has never been a better time to advocate for and build upon our own workforce,” NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE, CMP, said in the news release. “Thanks to the valued support of our Founders, Patrons and Supplier Club members, we are able to push this program forward and create valuable resources that will assist our members in attracting and maintaining quality employees.”
All NPMA members can access the newly built Workforce Toolkit at NPMAWorkforce.org by using their member credentials. Within the Toolkit, PMPs are able to easily download a variety of assets including sample job descriptions, customizable recruitment brochures, website badges, and more. Pest control companies who are members of the association located in the U.S. and Canada also receive a complimentary 60-day job posting on the industry-exclusive job board at Careers.PestControlJobs.com.
Members who pledge their support at the Founders Club, Patrons Club or Suppliers Club levels receive increased benefits including additional complimentary job posting packages, exclusive recruitment resources, special recognition at NPMA events, and more.